City Centre Revitalisation
Heightened investment potential and enhanced lifestyle opportunities are only two of a host of significant flow-on benefits to be derived from the $18 million City Centre Revitalisation Project. The project completion was officially celebrated on November 27, 2015.
Anticipated to return more than $110 million in economic benefit to our region over the next decade – as documented in Norris Consulting Services’ 2013 Business Case – the revamped precinct is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, promotes economic sustainability and enhances city living.
Jointly funded by council and the Australian Government (through the Regional Development Australia Fund) the project involved the refurbishment of Victoria and Wood streets, the restoration of the façade of the former Pioneer Shire Council building and the installation of public art.
This project is the first stage of an overarching strategy to revitalise the city and cement Mackay as a “destination of choice” for everyone to live, learn, work and play.